Painted Canvas - The Website

Make sure to also visit Painted Canvas - the website - to view a collection of all my works, with info about availability. You will also find FREE downloads and interesting links to follow. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vuleka Art Competition

It was an eye opener! My two artworks were NOT chosen to be exhibited, so I will try not to criticize or sound bitter. But looking at what were chosen, I have to ask myself "What is art?" "Who decides that?" I must admit that there were a number of pieces where I stood still and admired the skill and time that must have gone in there. But then there were pieces that would really give anyone nightmares. What is ART? Is it art to display 7 plates you bought at a pawnshop? It is a different story if you were the one that made those plates. But who am I to judge, I do not have a degree in fine arts.

One thing I have decided last night was, that I will not compromise. I will enter competitions, but I will not paint weird stuff that I think would impress the judges. I will work hard, I will learn, I will grow in skills, AND I will only paint from the heart. I will create paintings that people would look at and say "I would mind having that against a wall in my house."

I believe this is one of those that came from the heart:

1 comment:

  1. Could you tell me the name of this painting. It is amazing and I would like to know.